Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,800
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Ann K. Heymann
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2013
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Goodhue
Lyon
Otter Tail
Pipestone
Ramsey
Roseau
Stearns
Steele
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$24,800
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,200
Direct expenses
$31,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota plays a key role in today’s Gaelic harp tradition. My project will significantly increase access to its unique voice and cultural context Concert and workshop audiences will be encouraged to respond to a professionally-created questionnaire. Collected data and comments will be independently assessed at the project’s conclusion. 2: Minnesota plays a key role in today’s Gaelic harp tradition. My project will significantly increase access to its unique voice and cultural context. Concert and workshop audiences will be encouraged to respond to a professionally-created questionnaire. Collected data and comments will be independently assessed at the project’s conclusion.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ten 'Jacobite Harp' concerts and workshops in nine Minnesota communities significantly increased Minnesotans’ access to the Gaelic harp’s voice and cultural context. 2: Audiences attending each community concert were requested to complete a brief questionnaire following the show that included questions regarding whether the respondent had heard Irish music previously; had heard Irish/Celtic/Gaelic harp previously.

Source of Additional Funds

Other

Source of Additional Funds

local or private

Project Overview

Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details

Master Gaelic harper Ann Heymann will arrange, document, and perform a traditional repertoire on a Bunworth harp. Its dramatic story and sound will be shared through concerts and workshops in ten Minnesota communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Ann
Last Name
Heymann
Organization Name
Ann K. Heymann
State
MN
Phone
(507) 745-1075
Email
annheymann@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No